Mumbai (BSE) – July 8, 2015
Orange Business Services today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Tata Communications to expand its network footprint in India. The Network-to-Network Interconnect (NNI) agreement is part of a strategic partnership between the two companies and will increase Orange domestic coverage ten-fold to over 120 cities to meet customer demand.
The NNI will enable Orange to utilize Tata Communications’ 120 points of presence (PoPs), extending Orange Business Services’ reach to tier-two and tier-three cities such as Bhopal, Kanpur and Visakhapatnam. The increased domestic footprint of the Orange network in India is particularly suited to support the expansion plans of global multinational customers looking to connect to the farthest corners of India with robust and reliable network services, featuring global service level agreements (SLA) and straightforward billing.
It also includes access to Orange Business VPN – a fully secured and managed network solution that allows data, voice and video to run on the same IP-based MPLS network – from all locations covered by this network agreement.
Announcing the partnership, Christopher Ozer, Head of Global Communications Solutions – Asia Pacific, Orange Business Services, said, “Enterprises are looking for global expansion opportunities and need a reliable network that allows them to meet end-user demands for digital transformation and innovative services, such as cloud computing, unified communications and M2M. This partnership will enable us to offer customers wider and more competitive end-to-end, fully managed network services as they expand within India. With the partnership, we are well equipped to address the requirements of our global and domestic customers.”
Conor Carroll, Senior Vice President Europe, Asia and the Americas, Tata Communications, said, “As India continues to make waves as an emerging market powerhouse, there continues to be rapid expansion of international business into India. These companies require a strong network provider which is critical for these ambitions. This strategic partnership is underpinned by our extensive global network, including the first wholly-owned fibre ring around the world. It interconnects Orange Business Services with our domestic network in India, enabling them to serve international and domestic enterprises with our best-in-class network services.”
Orange Business Services has been present in India for more than 40 years and has accelerated its operations in the country over the last few years to meet the growing network and IT services demands of local and foreign multinationals. Being an International and National Long Distance (ILD-NLD) operator and holding an Internet Service Provider (ISP) license in India, Orange is well positioned to provide a full range of services, from desktop integration to international networks, to enterprise customers. Orange currently has more than 600 multinational customers in India.
Orange Business Services is a global telecommunications operator with one of the world’s largest seamless networks, providing managed and secure connectivity solutions in more than 220 countries and territories.
About Tata Communications
Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.
The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to over 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide.
Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.
Forward-looking and cautionary statements
Certain words and statements in this release concerning Tata Communications and its prospects, and other statements, including those relating to Tata Communications’ expected financial position, business strategy, the future development of Tata Communications’ operations, and the general economy in India, are forward-looking statements. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including financial, regulatory and environmental, as well as those relating to industry growth and trend projections, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of Tata Communications, or industry results, to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, among others, failure to increase the volume of traffic on Tata Communications’ network; failure to develop new products and services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; failure to successfully complete commercial testing of new technology and information systems to support new products and services, including voice transmission services; failure to stabilize or reduce the rate of price compression on certain of the company’s communications services; failure to integrate strategic acquisitions and changes in government policies or regulations of India and, in particular, changes relating to the administration of Tata Communications’ industry; and, in general, the economic, business and credit conditions in India. Additional factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from such forward-looking statements, many of which are not in Tata Communications’ control, include, but are not limited to, those risk factors discussed in Tata Communications Limited’s Annual Reports. The Annual Reports of Tata Communications Limited are available at www.tatacommunications.com. Tata Communications is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements.
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